unhandy

adjective
un·​handy | \ ˌən-ˈhan-dē How to pronounce unhandy (audio) \

Definition of unhandy

1 : hard to handle : inconvenient
2 : lacking in skill or dexterity : awkward

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Other Words from unhandy

unhandily \ ˌən-​ˈhan-​də-​lē How to pronounce unhandily (audio) \ adverb
unhandiness \ ˌən-​ˈhan-​dē-​nəs How to pronounce unhandiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of unhandy in a Sentence

the new SUV is particularly unhandy and difficult to maneuver in parking lots and narrow streets an unhandy person should be kept away from knives and other sharp objects
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps there is something about Hardy that brings out an especially unhandy company. Dallas News, "Don't let a bad reader ruin your audiobook experience: Here are recordings to savor — and to avoid," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unhandy

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unhandy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhandy. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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